CORRELATION OF PREOPERATIVE ANXIETY WITH PHYSICAL STATUS OF PATIENTS
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of patient’s physical status with preoperative dental anxiety. This cross-sectional study was performed at the Oral Surgery Out Patients Department of Isra Dental College, Hyderabad, Pakistan from 16th November 2017 to 15th January 2018. After taking patient’s consent, the patient’s age and gender were noted and a detailed medical history was taken. The physical status of the patient was graded according to American Society of Anaesthesiologists grading from the acquired medical history. The patients were then requested to fill a prestructured proforma based on the Corah Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) prior to their dental procedure done to evaluate their anxiety levels. The data so collected was analysed using SPSS version 21. Results showed females and younger age groups were more anxious as compared to males and elderly. Pearson correlation test denoted a statistically significant and negative correlation, between Physical status of the patient and dental anxiety. It was concluded that females and young patients were more anxious and patients with comorbidities were less anxious prior to a dental procedure as compared to the physically healthy ones.